The radiation exposure status permits rapid determination of a unit's
potential to operate in a radiologically contaminated area. The four
radiation exposure statuses are defined as:
Radiation exposure status 0 (RES-0) applies to a unit that has
received any radiation dose.
Radiation exposure status 1 (RES-1) applies to a unit that has
dose greater than 0 but less than or equal to 70 cGy.
Radiation exposure status 2 (RES-2) applies to a unit that has
received a significant, but not dangerous, dose of radiation.
The unit has received a dose greater than 70 cGy but less than
or equal to 150 cGy. If the situation permits, units in this
status should be exposed less frequently and to smaller doses
than the units in RES-1 and RES-0.
Radiation exposure status 3 (RES-3) applies to a unit that has
already received a dose of radiation greater than 150 cGy.
Consequently, further exposure is dangerous. This unit should
be exposed only if unavoidable, because additional exposure in
the immediate future would result in sickness and probably
Radiation Exposure Status Record.
The platoon is the most realistic unit for collecting radiation
exposure information. Personnel collect the platoon radiation
exposure information and translate it into usable data. Figure 3-1
shows a suggested way of maintaining RES data. The radiation exposure
status record provides a rapid means of evaluating exposure data
collected at the platoon level. For further information, see FM 3-3-
1, Appendix A.
The platoon column lists all organic and attached platoons in the
battalion. The example used in Figure 3-1 shows only Company A. The
column would also list other companies in the battalion in the same
Personnel update the radiation exposure record daily or after each
exposure. They determine the previous exposure from the records of
the previous day (the new exposure occurred in the previous 24 hours).
They also determine the RES category for each unit or element.